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Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL

Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Call: 0191 515 5555

BOOK BY PHONE: 0191 568 9700

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Frostbite's Big Adventure!

Frostbite will be visiting us from Monday 19 September until 29 November.

Frostbite is a frozen pooch part of the woof-derful Great North Snowdogs Trail.

You can get a copy of the official trail map from our Visitor Services Desk. Suggested donation 50p, all proceeds go to St Oswald’s Hospice. Also if you scan the QR code on his plinth you can claim loads of fur-tastic offers!

He loves getting his picture taken! Why not share your snow-fies with us @FrostbiteGNS using the #GreatNorthSnowdogs or #Frostbitesbigadventure

You can follow Frostbite on:
Facebook FrostbiteGreatNorthSnowDogs
Twitter @FrostbiteGNS
Instagram nationalglasscentre

You can read his back story, Frostbite's Big Adventure below...

Once upon a time, there lived an Ice Queen and her best friend Frostbite. They lived in a frosty palace in the shimmering snowy lands of The Ice Forest. Everyone in the Kingdom loved their queen and her faithful companion.

Frostbite was an unusual dog, made entirely from ice and snow. He had beautiful fur, made of large icy shards; he had an icy orange nose and large icy pink patches on either side of his body. Frostbite loved playing outside and made friends with all the creatures across the land. He had one icy blue ear which he used to listen to the creatures of the sea and with his other icy green ear he listened to the animals of the earth. He also always wore a pair of red wellington boots the Ice Queen gave him for Christmas one year, they were his favourite present ever, and he never takes them off!

Frostbite was also a Snowdog with big dreams and loved going on adventures.

One evening, as Frostbite and The Ice Queen gazed across the frozen lake and snow covered trees, a shooting star appeared across the night sky.

Frostbite knew exactly what he wanted to wish for, so he shut his eyes and wished harder than he had ever wished before. He wished to go on the biggest adventure of his life!

The next morning, over breakfast, The Ice Queen said “Frostbite, my beloved friend, I have a very special job for you. I need you to go and visit the children who live in another land, it’s called Sunderland.”

“Where is that, and why do I need to go there?” asked Frostbite inquisitively. “It’s in another world far, far away.” said the Queen. “I need you to go so you can learn about glass, how it’s made, and why it’s so important to the history of Sunderland.”

“But why do I need to learn about glass?” asked Frostbite “You’ll see, one day glass will be a very important part of who you are!” said The Ice Queen, with a kind smile on her face. “You can share what you have learnt with the children who come to visit. It’s going to be a very big adventure for you!”

“I can’t wait!” barked Frostbite.

The Ice Queen kissed his forehead and clicked her fingers and Frostbite disappeared from the palace. The Ice Queen knew his icy fur would melt in this new land so cast a spell on him so that as he entered our world Frostbite’s icy fur turned to glass.

Frostbite didn’t know where to go, but then, as if by magic he heard The Ice Queen’s voice guiding him through whispers in the wind... “I know!” he exclaimed “I’ll go where everyone will admire me, where everyone loves glass, National Glass Centre!”

Frostbite was very excited to meet everyone at National Glass Centre and made lots of new friends, he loved it so much he decided he was going to stay for a while. So for now Frostbite’s big adventure has just begun!





Information below provided from St Oswalds -

St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice has teamed up with Wild in Art to stage Tyne and Wear’s biggest ever mass-participation, public art event – Great North Snowdogs!

The interactive trail will feature more than 50 large scale Snowdog sculptures, inspired by the much loved animated short film, The Snowman™ and The Snowdog,  During Autumn and Winter 2016 you will be able to follow the trail, collect points with our dedicated app and to try to see as many of the sculptures as possible.

The Snowdogs, beautifully decorated by artists and generously sponsored by local businesses, will be on show for 10 weeks from September 2016, in locations across Tyne and Wear. They will be joined by a pack of little Snowdog sculptures designed by local school children.

After you have enjoyed Great North Snowdogs during its 10-week extravaganza, the large sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for St Oswald’s Hospice.




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